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Old 07-18-2011, 01:17 PM
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Default Re: Now I own *two* DAX GT50r motors........

Thanks John,

IGates makes Kevlar reinforced belts, I wonder if they make them in the type of belt the GEBE kits use.

Are the belts just a V belt design?

Originally Posted by fall_down_stand_up View Post
Its a Gates belt and is probley not over 1/2 inch wide....
When I bought the kit I had read that some people had problems with the belts lasting no more than 500 miles before it gave them problems so I ordered a second belt for back up....
I weight 162 pounds and my belt was lined up perfectly,after 150 miles the belt had no wear on it,but stretched to the point were the belt tentioner roller was riding up against the drive gear and at 200 miles the belt snapped....
I put the extra belt I had ordered on it and havent put enought miles on it yet to know if it will last or not....
I am going to take the tentioner arm off and weld a 1/2 inch or so extention on it so as the belt stretches it the tentioner roller wont end up riding on the drive gear and get hung up and snap....
I hope this helps you out....I am very happy with my GEBE kit....I have been building and riding 2 stroke HT center mount happytime kits for 6 years now and like the GEBE kit 10 times better....It is super quiet,smooth,starts in 1 pull and gets great gas milage with no mixing of gas....The 1.6 HP Subaru/Robin engine has plenty of power to pull me up hills while gaining speed and on level ground goes 30MPH....
I dont always ride WOT, but when I do..I do my best to keep the rubber side down..Ride safely my friends!
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